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Influenza season is here.

EDUCATE VACCINATE ERADICATE
Many health care workers don't realize the role they play in transmitting the flu to those around them. Along with hand washing and respiratory hygiene, the flu vaccine continues to be the best PREVENTION we have to fight the spread of flu and protect those most vulnerable to it.

Here is information to help you Get Informed this season.

Housekeepers Save Lives...And How About You?  A real account of how while working within Health Care all of our actions and choices regardless how seemingly small, impact those around us including our patients and residents.

"We can do this, together.  Our mission and valuescompel us to be that life-saving difference."

Written by Gordon Self, Vice President, Mission, Ethics and Spirituality Covenant Health.

Find a Clinic

Flu Clinics:

Nov. 28-December 10 

Health Care Worker  (HCW) Flu Clinics are open for ALL employees/ physicians/ volunteers / students and contractors working in Covenant Health facilities.  Alberta Health continues to target 80% participation in HCW to best protect patients.

Please bring your Alberta Health Care Number (PHN) or your Employee ID to your appointment.  Wearing short sleeves is also best.

If you have had your flu shot outside Covenant Health, please remember to provide OHS with a copy (or send us your "Got My Flu Shot" form) to help us best manage an outbreak in your area should that occur.

PLEASE PRINT SCHEDULES IN COLOUR WHEN POSTING AT YOUR SITE.  Send schedule updates to OHS to keep this information current

Banff - Banff Mineral Springs Hospital

Bonnyville - Bonnyville Health Centre

Camrose - St. Mary's Hospital

Castor - Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital

Edmonton - Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre

Edmonton - Grey Nuns Community Hospital

Edmonton - Misericordia Community Hospital

Edmonton - St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital 

Edmonton - Villa Caritas

Killam - Killam Health Centre

Lethbridge - St. Michael's Health Centre 

Lethbridge - St. Therese Villa

Medicine Hat - St. Joseph's Home

Mundare - Mary Immaculate Hospital

St. Albert - Youville Home

Trochu - St. Mary's Health Care Centre

Vegreville - St. Joseph's General Hospital 

By the Numbers-Site Participation Rates

Health Care Worker Immunization Rates

2016-17 Covenant Health HCW Influenza Immunization Rates 

2015-16 Covenant Health HCW Influenza Immunization Rates

2014-15 Covenant Health 2014-15 HCW Influenza Immunization Rates

2013-14 Covenant Health Influenza Statistics

Percentages show those employees immunized by Covenant Health and third party reports submitted to OHS by employees immunized elsewhere. (Please provide OHS with a copy if you have gotten your flu shot outside Covenant Health, or send us a completed "Got the Flu Shot" form).

Outbreak Management

OHS Contact Information

Central Inquiries:
Local:  780-342-8070
Toll Free: 1-855 -342-8070
Fax: 780-496-1306

Tammy Richards
Occupational Health Manager
780.342.8734
Tammy.Richards@CovenantHealth.ca

Resources

Joint IPC-OHS Influenza Presentation:  Working Together to SAVE LIVES

For Employees:
Got your Flu Shot somewhere else? Print off your "Got my Flu Shot" Form and submit to Occupational Health.  Make sure you count yourself in fitness to work lists in the event of an outbreak by ticking yes for consent.

For Immunizers and Flu Ambassadors:
Immunizer Toolkit